Science Week 2017

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Scientist Steve visited Rang a Dó for Science Week today. They helped him with some really exciting experiments and made some very impressive predictions too. Some of them would love to be scientists themselves when they grow up! Thank you Scientist Steve!!!!

 

Science Fair 2017

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Alex, Monica and Jean all ready for the Science Fair at Sligo IT!

Keep Our World Clean!

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2nd Class sang songs today with a special message about keeping our environment clean. They used rhythm sticks and actions as they sang. They sang about litter and learned that dog poo can be dangerous and should always be safely cleaned up!

Science Fair 2017

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The Gardening Club

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Our after-school Gardening Club started on Monday. They used leaves, petals etc. to create this beautiful pattern!

 

Energy Workshop

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Lisa visited our classroom today to talk to us about energy. We formed an energy chain to show how energy moves from the sun to the wheat growing in the field, then the farmer harvests the wheat and it is made in to cornflakes in a factory. We eat the cornflakes to give us energy!

Afterwards we had a race to see which team could dress themselves well for the cold months ahead to keep heat energy inside their bodies!

 

Green-Schools Award Ceremony

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For the past two years, our school has been working on the theme of Energy in our Green-Schools Programme. Today, we were awarded a new Green Flag for our work on the programme. Two members of our Green-School committee, Layla Nibbs and Thomas Bell, collected the flag with Mrs. Stenson and Ms. Donohoe. Well Done everyone!

Planting in 6th Class

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class planted the runner beans and carrots they had planted as seeds in pots a few weeks ago in our new school polytunnel this morning.

 

Seed Planting

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Ms. Donohoe’s 6th Class are currently learning about how plants grow and the different ways they reproduce. This week we learned about the structure of a seed and planted some seeds as part of the Sow and Grow nationwide campaign. We planted baby carrots, runner beans and cress.

 

Engineers Week

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This week, we had an online chat with two engineers who informed us of the work they do as engineers.
To conclude the week, we were given a group challenge. Civil Engineers design buildings and infrastructure. We had to build a structure using spaghetti or cocktail sticks and marshmallows that would stay standing during an earthquake. First, we brainstormed how we could make the structure strong. For example, one group decided to use multiple spaghetti strands at each stage of their construction. After construction, we made the ground shake underneath each building! Two of the structures proved to be stronger than the others and we discussed the reasons for this. Well Done Everybody!

Engineers Week

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4th class were very busy planning, designing and building structures during Engineers Week. Some of the structures were very tall. The children really enjoyed the challenges. Well done!

Engineers Week

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As part of Engineers Week the children in 6th class worked together to design and construct structures using cocktail sticks and mini- marshmallows. Some designs were successful and others needed to be modified but everyone enjoyed the challenge.


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